It's unusual to see two of the most popular hunky actors fromrival networks in one project. But Dingdong Dantes and Piolo Pascual made ithappen today, September 18, at the launching of Pond's Pinkish White Dream Date at the RubyBallroom of Crowne Plaza Galleria Hotel in Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
Since this was a rare chance to work with other celebritieswho are very much identified with the other network, Dingdong said, "Sa akin,it's really a privilege."
The Dyesebel actor also added, "The fact na magigingposibleng magkasama nga ang gaya namin na Kapamilya at saka Kapuso, much more nait's Piolo who I really idolize."
With this statement, Dingdong was asked in a separateinterview if he is open to the idea of working with Piolo in a movieproject. "That would be avery nice idea!" he exclaimed.
Dingdong said that it would be okay if their respective film companies—Star Cinema for Piolo and GMA Filmsfor Dingdong—would be able to bring celebrities from their stable together in one projectagain, just like what happened in For the First Time and another plannedmovie for Kapuso Richard Gutierrez and Kapamilya KC Concepcion.
He reiterated, "Maganda kapag nagawa ulit ng mga Kapuso at Kapamilya na magsama kahitsa ibang bagay. At least nakikita napuwedeng posible siya and it's good for both industry."
What kind of role would he want to portray if this "dream"materializes?
"Ako, kahit ano, e," answered Dingdong. "Siguro kung mayroon mang ganoon, I'd liketo veer away from what they see on TV. Siguro 'yong kakaibang ako, siguro mas challenging para sa akin na hindimasyadong mabait siguro."
ENDING OF DYESEBEL.Right now, Dingdong is still busy taping for Dyesebel,which will end in October. When askedabout this, Dingdong could not hide his feelings. "Nalulungkot akodahil malapit nang matapos ang Dyesebel," he said.
But what can he say about Codename:Asero topping Dyesebel for one night in the ratings game?
Dingdong frankly answered, "Alam niyo, ratings really, hindiisyu sa akin 'yon, e. Although I getthe ratings everyday, pero... To some, maaaring basis 'yon for success, pero saakin, it's how I enjoy my job.
"At the end of the day, it's how people approach me and theylike the show. Kahit na sabihin mongtatlong tao lang 'yon, pero 'yong impact namin sa kanila ay kakaiba, it's allthat matters. It's more significantthan the numbers din."
MOVIE WITH MARIAN RIVERA. The 28-year-old actor said that he has no idea yet about his nexttelevision project, but "I'm looking forward to the movie that we're [he andMarian Rivera] gonna do."
The said movie, according to Dingdong, will be shown thisyear. So is it true that it will becompeting with Piolo's movie with Angel Locsin?
"'Yon nga daw, hindiko alam, pero oo nga daw," Dingdong answered. "Definitely naman siguradong hindimagsasabay. Basta ako, gusto ko talaga,to support the movie industry, maganda nga na may producers to produce ourfilm. Kung sakali man maging parehongbuwan 'yan, I will support the movie also. Sana suportahan ng lahat."
"JOLOGS." "I hate the word jologs. "This was the initial reaction of Dingdong Dantes when PEP(Philippine Entertainment Portal) told him how people tag his onscreen partnerMarian Rivera.
In an article published in PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) last Tuesday, September 16,Marian accepted the opinion of people who thought that she acted like a"jologs" during their birthday concert at the Araneta Coliseum last month.
Instead of being annoyed, she told PEP: "Yun angmaganda, e. Kasi si Dingdong, sosyal! Tapos ako, jologs! At aminado ako riyanna jologs ako. Aminado ako na kung malakas man ang boses ko, kung prangka manako, doon ako minahal ng tao. Kaya ako minahal ng fans ko dahil sa pagigingtotoo ko sa sarili ko at wala akong itinago sa kanila."